Please tell us about your character in Bol Bachchan
I play a wrestler from a small town and he has this fascination towards English. He feels he is speaking very good English but he speaks it wrong and no one corrects him as people are scared of him. He believes in honesty.
This is the first time that the audience will see you in a ‘pehalwan’ avatar. Tell us something more about it?
Well I play a simple guy; a ‘pehalwan’ who thinks he speaks very good English and everybody around him is very frightened to correct him. That’s why you can see it in the trailers where he literally translates the Hindi muhawaras which is rather funny!
How did you prepare for the ‘pehalwan’ role?
For this character I had to put on a little weight. In 'Singham' I was very lean. Since I play a wrestler in this movie, I have muscles so I had to gain a little. I don't have any inhibitions. Whatever suits the character I am ready do.
After five box office hits this is your sixth movie with Rohit Shetty. What is the secret?
It's repetitive, but it's the understanding that we should make entertaining, commercial films. Both Rohit and I believe in commercial cinema. He just wants to entertain his audience and right now I am also in that mode.
How was it working with Abhishek?
Abhishek was apt for the role besides the name which his character shares, the story demanded it. Abhishek suited the role perfectly and there is no one else who could do justice to his character.
How did the idea of having Big B in the song come about?
The idea came because the title of the movie has Bachchan in it. We approached him and asked if he would like to do a song and he immediately agreed. The song has come out really well and would have been incomplete if Big B would not have been there. We are grateful to him.
On that note the star signs off with a smile!